Standard Deviations: When you thought the immigration issue couldn’t get worse


If this columnist doesn’t get to blame easy access to guns for killing 20 young children at...


Demand action against inhumane immigration enforcement

The nation has been consumed in the debate and subsequent outrage by an increase in children being detained separately from their families after crossing the U.S. border illegally under a new zero-tolerance policy in conjunction with laws put in place under previous presidents’...


Stop Child-Parent Separation

We are writing to strongly object to the forcible separation of children from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico. Families seeking asylum who present themselves at the border, as well as those crossing illegally, are having their children, including toddlers and school children, torn from...


The Real Message Behind the Inspector General's Report

Laura Hollis

There is a different standard of law when it comes to certain people in this country. That is the real message behind the inspector general's report just released on June 14. And although many on the left are doing a happy dance about it, they shouldn't be. First, as authors like Andrew McCarthy at...

Standard Deviations

Standard Deviations: When you thought the immigration issue couldn’t get worse


If this columnist doesn’t get to blame easy access to guns for killing 20 young children at an elementary school, the president doesn’t get to blame easy access to our borders for killing a young adult in a DUI crash.

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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Each week the Standard-Examiner hashes out issues large and small and takes a thumbs-up, thumbs-down stance. Have a thumbs-up or thumbs-down you’d like to give? Email a submission of 100 words or less to jmccabe@standard.net. Here’s what we recommend this week for praise and criticism:...


Enforcement, not separation, is the issue

Rich Lowry

President Donald Trump climbed down on separating families at the border, but the underlying argument is not going away. The central question isn't whether we should separate families -- even most immigration hawks would prefer to hold families together -- but whether migrants should stay in the...


Barker Park doesn't need amphitheater

I applaud the couples who sued over the amphitheater. I hope they appeal. The Barkers must be turning over in their graves at the planned commercialization of the park. With the Amphitheater and parking there will be no park left. An almost $700 K upgrade is planned. An amphitheater is fine just...

Guest Commentary

A Business Leader's Perspective on Weber County’s Use of Contractors

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As a local business owner and resident, I would like to express my appreciation to Weber County for implementing some of the best practices that make the private sector thrive. One of these practices is the use of external contractors. Sound crazy? Hear me out. In local government, you’ve...


A Border Wall is Not Acceptable Justification for Separating Families

My husband, James, and I spent the summer of 2014 in El Paso, Texas while he completed an internship in Border Patrol’s communication office. That summer, there was a historically high influx of Central American migrants and unaccompanied minors crossing the border to claim asylum. They...


Trump and the Invasion of the West

Patrick Buchanan

"It is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart," says former first lady Laura Bush of the Trump administration policy of "zero tolerance," under which the children of illegal migrants are being detained apart from their parents. "Disgraceful," adds Dr. Franklin Graham. "We need to be ... a...

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